Mutoigo was arrested by a combined team of both Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces-UPDF and the police while relaying live events at the Jinja City tally center on Thursday afternoon.
Hussein Muyonjo celebrates his release.
The Police in Jinja City has released Baba FM journalist, Richard
Mutoigo and National Unity Platform- NUP election coordinator, Hussein Muyonjo
on police bond.
Mutoigo was arrested by a combined team of both Uganda Peoples’
Defense Forces- UPDF and the police while relaying live events at the Jinja City
tally center on Thursday afternoon.
Before his arrest, Mutoigo was interviewing candidates who were
expressing dismay over delayed tallying of results for both mayors and
councillors following Wednesday’s election.
Mutoigo was locked in a saloon car for the better part of the day only to be
detained at Nalufenya police station on Thursday night.
The Kiira region police spokesperson, Abbey Ngako told
journalists that, Mutoigo was uttering misleading statements aimed at inciting
//cue in: “kye’ndidi…
The suspects say that security personnel confiscated their phones and
directed them to surrender their passwords, a decision they declined to adhere
Meanwhile, Muyonjo who also doubles as a comedian commonly
known for his stage name, “Swengere” was arrested on Thursday evening while
seated in his vehicles outside the tally center.
Security personnel faulted Muyonjo of conducting media interviews
with intent to rally masses into disobeying lawful orders.
Muyonjo further tasked members of the public to elect more NUP
leaning candidates in other local government positions to strengthen the party’s
visibility within the Busoga sub-region.
//Cue in: “obuwagizi…